The “MAGICAL” way to wipe out flu germs
The best flu-buster around doesn’t come in a shot, pill or nasal spray.
You don’t even need to visit a doctor to get your hands on it.
And that’s exactly where it goes, too… on your hands… because new research shows how a plain old back-to-basics approach to hygiene can fight the flu on the front lines.
It can WIPE AWAY the flu virus when it’s at its most vulnerable: when it’s trying to get inside your body.
If it can’t get in, you can’t get sick.
All you need is a bar of soap.
There is… as you can imagine… a catch here: We all have soap and we all use it (at least I hope everyone’s using it).
The problem is, most people AREN’T using it right.
How to clean flu germs OFF your hands
The new study washes away two myths.
Myth #1: Hand sanitizer is better.
NOPE! The study finds washing with soap and water is BETTER and MORE EFFECTIVE than hand sanitizers, even the kind that claims to “kill 99 percent of all germs” right on the bottle.
Myth #2: It only works with super-hot water.
Actually, the temperature doesn’t matter. You’re not BURNING the germs… just rinsing them away.
And that means it comes down to just one factor – and it’s the one where nearly EVERYONE cuts corners: Time.
You need rub and lather for at least 20 seconds to get all the little critters off, which doesn’t sound like much.
But the average hand-washing time is just SIX SECONDS!
You’d think hand-washing would be plain old common sense for fighting germs, but of course the mainstream has flat-out dismissed it.
Let that sink in.
They’ve dismissed hand-washing.
They’ll tell you to do it, of course. How could they not?
But as a strategy for beating flu, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases once dismissed hand-washing as “magical thinking.”
Looks like we’re all living in a Disney movie now… because as the new study shows, the “magic” is real!
This is a key part of my own approach, although I guess being a doctor I’m a little more obsessive about hand-washing than most people. Docs, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, usually begin and end every consultation by washing their hands.
But it’s just one piece of the puzzle. You also have to watch out for ANYTHING that can drag your immune system down… and that means restricting sugar, getting plenty of sleep and easing stress.
Vitamins A and D are also essentials this time of year.
It’s what I do… and I don’t get the flu shot… and I haven’t been sick in 12 years.
That’s some powerful magic!
Sometimes I’ll feel like something’s coming on, but I just boost my vitamin A to 10,000 IU (the cheap gel caps are fine) and vitamin D to 10,000-20,000 IU and…
Well, whatever it is that was coming backs off in a hurry.